The privacy of the individual is the most important right. Without privacy, the democratic system that we know would not exist. Privacy is one of the fundamental values on which our country was founded. There are exceptions to privacy rights that are created by the need for defense and security.
When our country was founded, privacy was not an issue. The villages then were small and close. Most people knew their neighbors and what was going on in the community. They did not have drunk drivers, terrorist, or any other threat of changing the way they lived. The transportation that most people had access to were horses. Today there are autos that can be fatal if not controlled. Speed limits and licenses are two examples. The government we have in place maintains and organizes our society.
The elements of control are often viewed as violations of privacy. These elements are meant to protect us from irresponsible people and from hurting themselves. The laws that are in place still give privacy without invading personal lives. Privacy is only violated when people feel they are being violated. Jonathan Franzen writes this example of his feelings about privacy.
"One of my neighbors in the apartment building across the street spends a lot of time at her mirror examining her pores, and I can see her doing it, just as she can undoubtedly see me sometimes. But our respective privacies remain intact as long as neither of us feels seen." If people feel comfortable in their surroundings then privacy is not a concern. At other times, people feel violated when they are subject to random searches; this random factor is what other people consider wrong. People feel intruded on when they see a roadblock ahead or a request to see their driver's license when writing checks. Others are interrupted at dinner by the phone ringing from telemarketers. This selling of information is what the Europeans call data protection. If the data is not kept private, things...
...In this report I am going to talk about the rights people have to privacy and about the laws that go with privacy. Privacy is the thought that information that is confidential that is disclosed in a private place will not be available to third parties when the information would cause embarrassment or emotional distress to a person.
The right of privacy is limited to people who are in a place that a person would reasonably expect to be private such as home, hotel room and even a telephone booth. People think they should be protected by privacy when the conversation is private and should not be heard by others, and the same with going through a persons person things.
In the history of privacy laws legal concepts like ownership of real property and contracts originated many years ago now are in law. The right to privacy has now gotten legal recognition and is an evolving area of law.
Early invasions of privacy could be treated as trespassing, assault, or eavesdropping. A reason that privacy is not seen as a fundamental right is that most modern invasions of privacy are with new technology. Before they invented of certain things a person could be certain that their conversation is in private. Before the invention of computer databases, a person might invade another...
...The Right to Privacy
The Right to Privacy by Ellen Alderman and Caroline Kennedy involves many different issues, from drug tests and school searches to workplace and technology issues. To make their points Alderman and Kennedy have chosen interesting sometimes maddening cases involving everything from illegal strip searches by the Chicago police to questionable workplace psychological testing. People have different reactions to these issues and Kennedy and Alderman just don't have the solution that is right for everybody. Their goal is to make people more aware of the problem, of the value of privacy and of what we risk losing. In addition, the more people that know about their rights, the better informed they are, then the more likely they are to participate in the process and in the public debate. They hope to get people thinking about these issues, especially in the area of computers and information technology, where we are at a crossroads. It's important for them to see what they have done about privacy issues in the past and decide whether that has been satisfactory or whether they want to do more.
The word “privacy” does not appear in the United States Constitution. The most explicit section of the Constitution involving privacy is the Fourth Amendment, which prohibits unreasonable search and seizure and has been...
...Security and Privacy
Patrick Jean Lemur
January 7, 2013
Penelope Pattalitan EdD, MSN, FNP-BC, RN-BC
Identity theft is becoming very easy due to technological advancements. Protecting patient information must include all efforts from medical facilities, employees, and consumers. Society has the right to be protected from any misuse of personal data. An effective protective program starts with front-end preventive safeguards and ends with follow-through that reaches wherever incorrect information has flowed
Identity theft has become a very popular topic for the past decade or so, the number of complaints has increased and is costing more than anyone wants to be spending on that issue. The Federal Trade commission estimates that as many as nine million Americans have their identity stolen each year, resulting in over 50 billion dollars of financial loss (Mercuri, 2006). Very common on Television to hear news and commercials warning about identity theft or some company trying to sell their services, helping in the fight to prevent it. In this paper, there will be discussions on the disadvantages of the break in privacy dealing with identity theft and on possible action plan to prevent the incident.
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Identity theft is a fraud that occurs when one identity is taken away and used in order to gain services or something usually of financial nature. Criminal identity theft occurs...
...Privacy on the Internet
Ever feel like you are being watched? How about having the feeling like some one is following you home from school? Well that is what it will be like if users do not have the privacy on the Internet they deserve. EPIC (Electronic Privacy Information Center), a advocacy group that has been fighting the Clinton Administration for tougher online consumer protection laws, and other privacy protection agencies have formed to protect the rights and privileges of the Internet user. With the U.S. Government, EPIC has had to step in and help small companies and Internet users with their own privacy problems, hackers getting into their systems and ruining the networks, and crackers stealing and decrypting private information. They have also helped with trying to stop the “IPv6”, an every day occurring problem from eventually taking over the already used widely IP addressing system. Intel also has had a feud with the government about privacy issues. When their new chip came out, the Pentium III it had skeptic problems with its serial number feature. That is why I strongly agree with EPIC and what they are representing, privacy on the Internet.
Say you were on the Internet surfing around, would you want every site that you have visited to know who you are and almost every thing about you? No. That is why Intel had to...
...Biometrics Ethical and Privacy Issues
Biometrics technology aims at utilizing major and distinctive characteristics such as behavioral or biological, for the sake of positively indentifying people. With the help of a combination of hardware and specific identifying sets of rules, a basic human attribute, automated biometric recognition mimics to distinguish and categorize other people as individual and unique. But the challenges surrounding biometrics are great as well.
Biometrics Ethical and Privacy Issues
Biometric systems are technologies that can scan physiological, chemical or behavioral characteristics of a subject for the sake of verifying or in other words authenticating their identity. It is the latest weapon in the fight against computer crime and identity theft. These technologies work with the help of sampling distinctive biological features, such as tracing patterns of blood vessels in the retina, voice recognition or fingerprinting. Later biological features are extracted and then converted into mathematical codes which are then stored as a biometric template. In order to confirm the identity of the user, they will be required to interact with the system scanner which will process the users identitywith the help of an iris or fingerprint scan. This sample is then compared with the template for a positive match and therefore, access is either granted or denied accordingly....
...Giving Up Privacy to Live Happily
Privacy has been a controversial topic since the humanity began to develop the civilization and live individually or in a small group as family instead of in a big group of population inside a huge cave. Basically, privacy is a seclusion of one’s information or existence from public. The motion of privacy is described as an action of hiding something or keeping something secret, but it is still debatable whether privacy is achieved when either someone is being alone in a certain limited space or when someone is not being paid attention even though they are in a crowd or both. Nowadays the boundary of privacy is not so clear anymore with the developing technology and civilization. A lot of techniques to maintain the balance of our society lifestyle are claimed to be indirectly invading people’s privacy such as using surveillance camera in almost every corner of public places for security purposes or companies gathering personal data and storing them for marketing purposes. In “Privacy is Overated” by David Plotz and “Smile, You’re on Security Camera” by John McElhenny in “What Matters in America” book by Gary Goshgarian, it is stated that people are uncomfortable with companies and officials actions which they feel have invaded their privacy such as setting up security cameras and saving personal records, but in...
Social Media Invasion of Personal Privacy
By: Jacovah Ling
What happen to the days of writing a letter, personal conversing, or talking on the telephone? With the invention of social media these conventional ways of communication has become almost non-existed. I could recall my middle school years of writing love letters to little girls and passing funny notes to others students in the classroom. Technology has made communication less interpersonal and more complex. Love letters would only be known to the girls who read and receive them. Yes, some of the girls may tell and allow some of their friends to read the letters, but it's far better for maybe 10 or 20 people to be aware of my personal feelings compared to the millions who could potentially access to it if I were to post it on a Facebook page. How did communication become so less interpersonal? Technology is slowly emerging into critical stages of invasion and negligence of personal privacy.
Web 2.0 allows people to communicate with each other without speaking one word. The creation of Web 2.0 allows social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter possible. “Web 2.0 allows you to read and write content on web pages. The visitors to Web 2.0 pages are the ones responsible for creating the value and content "(Bowles, 2013). We are responsible for the value and content, but who is responsible for the way someone may view a comment which...
Composition and Rhetoric II
8 May 2012
Google’s Invasion of Privacy
We live in a new world. Efficient and portable technology has transformed an entire generation’s daily lives so radically that their seniors can barely relate to them. The Google search, perhaps the single most common action performed when using technology, is conducted hundreds of millions of times everyday. What is alarming and, in fact, creepy, though, is that when we search Google to explore our interests, someone else is exploring us too. Google, like a Big Brother figure, records our personal information without our knowledge and learns more about us than many would think possible. How does Google record our private information without our knowledge, and should we be concerned about their ability to do so?
One form of invasion of privacy that Google facilitates concerns the person whose name is typed into the search query, or what Omar Tene, in his 2008 essay “What Google Knows: Privacy and Internet Search Engines,” calls the “target.” Much of the target’s personal information can easily be accessed through a Google search (Tene 8). Tene argues that “these efficiency gains [from search engines] come at a cost to the search targets, whose private lives become accessible by current and prospective employers, romantic prospects, nosey neighbors, press reporters, and even stalkers and other criminals” (9). “How Privacy Vanishes...